Radiation therapy for testicular cancer uses high-dose
X-rays or other types of radiation to kill testicular cancer cells. Radiation
therapy may be used after surgery to keep testicular cancer from coming back.
Sometimes radiation therapy is used to treat testicular cancer that has come
Radiation therapy may be used to treat seminoma cancer. Because the lymph nodes in
the pelvis and lower back (retroperitoneum) are the most common areas of
testicular cancer, radiation is commonly focused on
To be effective, caregiver assessment should take into account what the caregiver is able and willing to provide. Gender stereotyping may lead the oncology team to assume that women are more able to perform tasks such as wound dressing, feeding, bathing, and wheelchair manipulation, but this is not always the case. Caregiving may be influenced by gender and by the expected caregiver roles within a family unit. A meta-analysis of 84 studies of caregiver burden found that spousal caregivers were...
You may have a choice between
radiation therapy or another treatment. When making your decision, it is
important to talk to your doctor about the risks and possible side effects of
People sometimes use complementary therapies along with medical treatment to help relieve symptoms and side effects of cancer treatments. Some of the complementary therapies that may be helpful include:
Mind-body treatments like the ones listed above may help you feel better. They can make it easier to cope with cancer treatments. They also may reduce chronic low back pain, joint pain, headaches, and pain from treatments.
Before you try a complementary therapy, talk to your doctor about its potential value and side effects. Let your doctor know if you are already using any such therapies. Complementary therapies are not meant to take the place of standard medical treatment. But they may improve your quality of life and help you deal with the stress and side effects of cancer treatment.